Polling Data 3
Polling Report.com: bimonthly public opinion monitor, frequently
updated polling results and data. Polls grouped in three categories: Politics and Policy,
Business/ Economy, or The American Scene.
Roper Center for
Public Opinion Research:
University of Connecticut; largest library of public opinion data in the
world; mission focuses on data preservation and access, education and research.
General Social Survey
almost annual, "omnibus," personal interview survey of U.S. households conducted
by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). Since 1972 more than 35,000 respondents
have answered over 2500 different questions.
National Election Studies: High-quality data on voting, public opinion and political participation
that serve the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students and policy makers
concerned with understanding the theoretical and empirical foundations of mass politics in
a democratic society.
FedStats: Huge Meta site of statistics from 70
agencies in the United States Federal Government. Statistics cover virtually everything of
interest to the public.
Abstracts of the United States:
of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected
international data are also included.
data sets for the study of American religion. Goals include data preservation, data access
improvement, data use and cross data file comparisons.
U.S. Bureau of Justice: Information on crime,
criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels
U.S. Bureau of Labor
Odium Institute: Exclusive national
repository for Louis Harris public opinion data. Includes data from the Roper Center's
International Survey Library Association (ISLA), the Inter-university Consortium for
Political and Social Research (ICPSR), census data and the National Center for Health
Statistics; also, the local repository for the World Fertility Surveys, and the
Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS).
- U.S. Stats in Brief
- State & County Profiles
National Center for Health
Stats: Primary Federal organization
responsible for the collection, analyses, and dissemination of health statistics. Users
can browse the publications and statistical tables, download selected public-use data
files, conduct on-line database queries and searches.
Public Agenda Online:
Collection of background information and public opinion data on important issues facing
the country. On each issue a wealth of polling information from a variety of respected
research firms is offered. The site also offers guidance on using survey research, and
links to particularly interesting facts and findings.
Institute for Religion Research:
Conducts policy-relevant research in anticipation of
emerging issues and provides summaries of current religion research by Hartford
Institute for Religion Research faculty and other sociologists of religion. Research
issues include the movement of women into the role of clergy, assessment of trends in
church membership, changes in theological seminaries, national denominational structures,
and the dynamics and community contributions of congregations.
collection of over 62,000 congregation statistics and religious geography citations for
over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes,
cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc. Data from both primary research sources such
as government census reports, statistical sampling surveys and organizational reporting,
as well as citations from secondary literature. 2nd most frequently visited general
religion site on the Internet.
for Public Policy and Social Research:
Michigan State University's nonpartisan public
policy network and database, connecting legislators, scholars, and practitioners through
applied research, lively policy forums, and political leadership instruction.
Public Opinion Surveys:
Index of academic survey and public opinion
sites compiled by Cornell Institute for Social and Economic.
Association for Public Opinion Research
is an organization dedicated to understanding trends in
AAPOR works to make polling data more accurate, polling methods more precise, and ensure
that pollsters follow ethical sampling practices.
American Press Institute (API) is
the industry's leading professional development, ethics, and strategic resource for those
involved with the production of media content. Founded by newspaper publishers in 1946, the
American Press Institute is the oldest and largest center devoted solely to training and
professional development for the news industry and journalism educators.
The Gallup Organization:
International Research Organization.
Index of Poll and Survey
Data and Findings, Social Science Archives, Research Practices and Guidelines, and
Survey Research Centers and Organizations
of the National Library of Medicine;
provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations
back to the mid-1960's and additional life science
journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing
full text articles and other related resources.
CancerLit: National Cancer
Institute's International Cancer Information Center bibliographic database containing over
1.5 million citations and abstracts from over 4,000 different sources including biomedical
journals, proceedings, books, reports, and doctoral theses from the 1960's to the present.
Updated with more than 8,000 records every month.